Category Archives: Wordpress

Written by: Dan C, on 2016-08-17

Version 4.6 of WordPress was named “Pepper” in honor of jazz baritone saxophonist Park Frederick “Pepper” Adams III. WordPress 4.6 “Pepper” features include: Streamlined Updates You can stay on the same page while you update, install, and delete your plugins and themes. Native Fonts The WordPress dashboard takes advantage of the installed fonts making it […]

Written by: Dan C, on 2015-05-20

WordPress parent company, Automattic, buys WooCommerce, a shopping tool that powers more than 600,000 sites. The WooCommerce service grew out of parent company WooThemes, which was founded in 2008. The basic version of the software is free, just like WordPress, but WooCommerce will charges extra for features such as appointment booking, subscription pricing and a […]

Written by: Dan C, on 2015-04-30

Due to the misuse of the add_query_arg() and remove_query_arg() functions, a number of WordPress Plugins are vulnerable to Cross-site Scripting (XSS). Being very popular, the add_query_arg() and remove_query_arg()  functions are used by developers to modify and add query strings to URLs within WordPress. According to Sucuri, the WordPress Codex for these functions was not very clear, […]

Written by: Dan C, on 2014-11-05

When the Google bot is crawling a website it’s also looking for external links pointing to other websites. If these links are set to “dofollow” then the link juice gets passed and contributes to a good page rank and a rise in SERP. The “nofollow” attribute is a way for webmasters to tell search engines […]

Written by: Dan C, on 2014-10-17

By default, WordPress tag cloud widget will display a big list of tags you are using on your blog, up to 45 last time we checked. Besides the fact it can affect your PageRank flow, if you use a lot of tags, that widget is going to look like a complete mess. Considering there is no […]

Written by: Dan C, on 2014-10-17

When you need to put your website into maintenance mode for upgrades or when things go wrong and your website is filled with errors you may not want your visitors to visit the website. Until upgrades are done or bugs are fixed, it is better to put it under maintenance mode while having your admin rights intact. […]

Written by: Dan C, on 2014-10-14

In terms of SEO reasons, it doesn’t matter if you use www.yourdomain.com or yourdomain.com. But people link to both www and non-www versions of the domain so in order to avoid duplicate content generated by search engines (two versions of the same page are seen as coming from two different sites), you can “force” your […]

Written by: Dan C, on 2014-09-29

When users attempt to access a broken or dead link or a link that sends them to page that has been moved or deleted, WordPress redirects the request to a page called 404.php. This is not only frustrating for the user who is very likely to turn back and leave but it also gives a […]

Written by: Dan C, on 2014-09-29

For most blogs, comment spam is the biggest issue they have to deal with and they’re deleting it manually each and every day. By default WordPress comment form has three field s(name, email, and website or URL). The website field in the WordPress comments form that appears at the end of each often attracts spammers […]

Written by: Dan C, on 2014-09-16

What is a Favicon? The Favicon (Favourites Icon or bookmark icon) is the tiny image shown before the website title in the browser. The Favicon helps users identify a certain website when they have multiple tabs opened and the title is not visible, and they can quickly switch to the tab they want. Favicons also appear […]